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Gujarat: 4 detained as communal clashes erupt again in Himmatnagar; petrol bombs hurled

Earlier on Sunday, Himmatnagar town witnessed violence, stone-pelting and clashes between two communities after stones were hurled on a Ram Navami procession.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: April 12, 2022 7:09 IST
Himmatnagar communal violence
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Himmatnagar: Security personnel stand beside a charred vehicle, following a communal clash during Ram Navami procession on Sunday

Highlights

  • The incident took place in Vanzaravas area on Monday night, police said
  • Some videos of the communal clash were circulated on social media platforms
  • Police said it was a minor flare-up and tear gas shells were also lobbed to disperse the mob

At least four people were detained after members of two different communities engaged in stone-pelting in Himmatnagar town of Gujarat's Sabarkantha district, officials said. The incident took place in Vanzaravas area on Monday night, police said.

In some videos shared on social media, some people can be seen throwing petrol bombs on another locality.

According to Superintendent of Police Vishalkumar Vaghela, it was a minor flare-up and tear gas shells were also lobbed to disperse the mob.

"Upon learning about the clash, we rushed to the spot and took the situation under control. We have detained four people from the spot. The flare up was minor and the situation has been quickly brought under control" Vaghela said.

Earlier on Sunday, Himmatnagar town witnessed violence, stone-pelting and clashes between two communities after stones were hurled on a Ram Navami procession.

To prevent such incidents, the district collector has imposed section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which prohibits gathering of more than 5 people, in some of the sensitive areas of the town, including Chhaparia area where arson and stone-pelting were reported on Sunday. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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